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Have a 98 Chevy Tracker. we replaced the head gasket and

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have a 98 Chevy Tracker. JA...
have a 98 Chevy Tracker.
JA: Are you fixing your 98 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: we replaced the head gasket and reassembled it . I have placed the #1 cylinder on top dead center with the valve cover off to be sure that it was TDC insured that the rotor was in the correct position and that the firing order is correct. There is spark to the plugs yet it still wont start. It will however give a belch out of the intake
JA: Is this your first time dealing with this issue? What size is your engine?
Customer: Yes I have not run across this situation before. Its a 1.6L 16valve
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no I think that about covers it
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Chevy Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 8 months ago
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Chevy Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 8 months ago

Hey how are you

1- did you go back & recheck the timing ?

2- we need fuel & spark ,you said we have spark do we have fuel, if you spray starting fluid in Intake will it start & die ?

3- do you have a scanner & did you scan it ?

4- Timing marks on your vehicle : Click on link to view Timing marks ?

Please let me know

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
When I spray starting fluid in the intake I got the hiccup. I have triple checked the timing and their is a little moisture on the plugs when I pull and check them
Chevy Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 8 months ago

Compression ?

Have you tried another set of spark plugs ?

scanner available ?

any vacuum leaks ?

Unplug Maf sensor and start it ?

Please let me know

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Chevy Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 8 months ago

Hey how are you

Just checking on you to see if you got the issue resolved or you like additional assistance on it ?

Please let me know

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Chad Farhat

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